Programming Windows Azure

Programming the Microsoft Cloud

Author: Sriram Krishnan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449390600

Category: Computers

Page: 370

View: 8098

Learn the nuts and bolts of cloud computing with Windows Azure, Microsoft's new Internet services platform. Written by a key member of the product development team, this book shows you how to build, deploy, host, and manage applications using Windows Azure's programming model and essential storage services. Chapters in Programming Windows Azure are organized to reflect the platform's buffet of services. The book's first half focuses on how to write and host application code on Windows Azure, while the second half explains all of the options you have for storing and accessing data on the platform with high scalability and reliability. Lots of code samples and screenshots are available to help you along the way. Learn how to build applications using the Windows Azure toolset Discover how Windows Azure works under the hood, and learn the how and the why behind several features Choose to write application code in .NET or other languages such as C/C++, PHP, or Ruby Understand the various options for managing your service Get up to speed on Azure's storage services, including blobs, queues, and tables Build a secure backup system, and learn about cloud application security, cryptography, and performance

Windows Azure Programming Patterns for Start-ups

Author: Riccardo Becker

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781849685610

Category: Computers

Page: 292

View: 2873

This book follows a step-by-step approach with clear transparent instructions, screenshots and code samples. This book is intended for Microsoft .NET developers who want to leverage the power of cloud and build a brand new service from scratch; it assumes a basic understanding of the .NET framework and C#.

Programming Microsoft's Clouds

Windows Azure and Office 365

Author: Thomas Rizzo,Michiel van Otegem,Zoiner Tejada,Razi bin Rais,Darrin Bishop,George Durzi,David Mann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118236556

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 9167

A detailed look at a diverse set of Cloud topics, particularly Azure and Office 365 More and more companies are realizing the power and potential of Cloud computing as a viable way to save energy and money. This valuable book offers an in-depth look at a wide range of Cloud topics unlike any other book on the market. Examining how Cloud services allows users to pay as they go for exactly what they use, this guide explains how companies can easily scale their Cloud use up and down to fit their business requirements. After an introduction to Cloud computing, you'll discover how to prepare your environment for the Cloud and learn all about Office 365 and Azure. Examines a diverse range of Cloud topics, with special emphasis placed on how Cloud computing can save businesses energy and money Shows you how to prepare your environment for the Cloud Addresses Office 365, including infrastructure services, SharePoint 2010 online, SharePoint online development, Exchange online development, and Lync online development Discusses working with Azure, including setting it up, leveraging Blob storage, building Azure applications, programming, and debugging Offers advice for deciding when to use Azure and when to use Office 365 and looks at hybrid solutions between Azure and Office 365 Tap into the potential of Azure and Office 365 with this helpful resource.

Programming Windows Identity Foundation

Author: Vittorio Bertocci

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735656487

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 1576

Get hands-on guidance designed to help you put the newest .NET Framework component- Windows Identity Foundation, the identity and access logic for all on-premises and cloud development- to work.

Moving To The Cloud

Developing Apps in the New World of Cloud Computing

Author: Dinkar Sitaram,Geetha Manjunath

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1597497266

Category: Computers

Page: 468

View: 2074

Moving to the Cloud provides an in-depth introduction to cloud computing models, cloud platforms, application development paradigms, concepts and technologies. The authors particularly examine cloud platforms that are in use today. They also describe programming APIs and compare the technologies that underlie them. The basic foundations needed for developing both client-side and cloud-side applications covering compute/storage scaling, data parallelism, virtualization, MapReduce, RIA, SaaS and Mashups are covered. Approaches to address key challenges of a cloud infrastructure, such as scalability, availability, multi-tenancy, security and management are addressed. The book also lays out the key open issues and emerging cloud standards that will drive the continuing evolution of cloud computing. Includes complex case studies of cloud solutions by cloud experts from Yahoo! , Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Adobe and HP Labs Presents insights and techniques for creating compelling rich client applications that interact with cloud services Demonstrates and distinguishes features of different cloud platforms using simple to complex API programming examples

Windows Azure Step by Step

Author: Roberto Brunetti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780735649729

Category: Computers

Page: 315

View: 2004

Provides information on developing cloud-based applications on the Windows Azure Platform.

Building Web, Cloud, and Mobile Solutions with F#

Create Scalable Apps with ASP.NET MVC 4, Azure, Web Sockets, and More

Author: Daniel Mohl

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449333729

Category: Computers

Page: 176

View: 5178

Learn how to build key aspects of web, cloud, and mobile solutions by combining F# with various .NET and open source technologies. With helpful examples, this hands-on book shows you how to tackle concurrency, asynchrony, and other server-side challenges. You’ll quickly learn how to be productive with F#, whether you want to integrate the language into your existing web application or use it to create the next Twitter. If you’re a mid- to senior-level .NET programmer, you’ll discover how this expressive functional-first language helps you write robust, maintainable, and reusable solutions that scale easily and target multiple devices. Use F# with ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, WCF, Windows Azure, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery Mobile, and other tools Build next-generation ASP.NET MVC 4 web applications, using F# to do the heavy lifting on the server Create WCF SOAP and HTTP web services Develop F# web applications and services that run on Windows Azure Build scalable solutions that allow reuse by mobile and web front-ends Use F# with the WebSharper and Pit frameworks to build end-to-end web stacks

Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure

SQL Server in the Cloud

Author: Scott Klein,Herve Roggero

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430243961

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 1789

Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure, 2nd Edition shows how to create enterprise-level database deployments without the usual investment in datacenter and other infrastructure. Take advantage instead of Microsoft’s worldwide backbone for cloud computing that delivers all the power of SQL Server in the form of the cloud-based SQL Database for Windows Azure. You can create and deploy a database in mere minutes that is accessible worldwide and takes advantage of SQL Database's high-availability features to protect your data while ensuring 99.9% uptime. SQL Azure is ideally suited for startups, who can benefit from instant access to a robust and secure web-accessible database platform for use in rapidly deploying new products to market. SQL Azure is also ideal for small and mid-sized businesses, giving them the same ability to deploy SQL Server as any large enterprise, but without the management overhead. Even large enterprises find SQL Azure useful in creating failover environments, development environments, extra capacity to handle surges in demand, and more. Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure covers the very latest in Microsoft’s fast-moving, cloud platform, showing how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios. You’ll learn to program SQL Azure from ASP.NET, from WinForms, and from SQL Reporting Services. You’ll learn to manage the platform by planning for scalability, troubleshooting performance issues, and implementing strong security. You’ll learn the unique aspects of SQL Azure such as sharding and federation support that combine to place SQL Azure a step above and ahead of the competiton. Shows how to use SQL Azure from classic Windows applications, ASP.NET and Windows Communication Foundation Covers management, performance, scalability, and troubleshooting Addresses the all-important issue of securing your data Helps you properly design for high-performance in a cloud environment Helps you adopt the new Federations feature in SQL Azure

Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Author: Kraig Brockschmidt

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735695709

Category: Computers

Page: 1311

View: 1263

Microsoft Press is pleased to offer the second edition of Kraig Brockschmidt's in-depth ebook on writing Windows Store apps using HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript on the Windows 8.1 platform. The ebook includes 20 chapters and 4 appendices. Download the PDF (30.1 MB) http://aka.ms/611111pdf Download the EPUB file (71.2 MB) http://aka.ms/611111epub Download the Mobi for Kindle file (113 MB) http://aka.ms/611111mobi Download Companion Files (132 MB) http://aka.ms/611111files

Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook

Author: Neil Mackenzie

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849682232

Category: Computers

Page: 392

View: 3817

Over 80 advanced recipes for developing scalable services with the Windows Azure platform.

Automating Microsoft Azure with PowerShell

Author: John Chapman,Aman Dhally

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178439386X

Category: Computers

Page: 156

View: 1459

This book is designed to help administrators and developers better automate Azure management tasks. No prior knowledge of PowerShell is required.

Microsoft Azure Storage Essentials

Author: Chukri Soueidi

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784390704

Category: Computers

Page: 126

View: 2243

Harness the power of Microsoft Azure services to build efficient cloud solutions About This Book Get to grips with the features of Microsoft Azure in terms of Blob, Table, Queue, and File storage Learn the how and when of using the right storage service for different business use cases Make use of Azure storage services in various languages with this fast-paced and easy-to-follow guide Who This Book Is For If you are an IT professional with basic knowledge of Microsoft Azure and want to learn Azure storage services, then this book is for you. Some familiarity with C# and Visual Studio is needed in order to utilize the examples present in the book. What You Will Learn/h2ulliGet familiar with Windows Azure Storage Service in terms of architecture and working/liliRecognize the libraries and tools offered by Azure storage, supporting several popular programming languages/liliKnow how the storage services expose their resources as REST APIs and what client libraries exists to develop against the storage/liliGain the understanding of types of Blobs and best ways to upload and retrieve them/liliLearn how to make use of Tables as a NoSQL data store and how to retrieve, insert, update and delete entities in terms of design patterns/liliUse Queue storage as a messaging solution for communications between different apps/liliCreate mounted shares and allow legacy systems to access data using the SMB protocol/liliGet accustomed to deal with faults, monitor storage metrics and logs/li/ulh2In DetailpWith the many advantages of using cloud computing, Azure Storage is a robust platform that helps you shift faster to the cloud by providing scalable, durable and highly available data storage options. For developers, it provides a rapid development environment that supports building large-scale applications to support new scenarios on the cloud, server, mobile and web. For IT professionals, it reduces complexity of managing, protecting and replicating data./ppThis book will make you familiar with the Azure storage in terms of architecture and components. It starts with the basics of storage accounts, which give access to the four basic services the Blob, Table, Queue, and File storage services. These services are exposed through a REST API that makes it possible for client libraries to implement most of their functionality in a wide range of popular programming languages. Emphasizing the Windows Azure Client Library for .NET, we will deal with storing and retrieving unstructured data with Blobs, then will move to Tables to insert and update entities in a structured NoSQL fashion. Then we will discover Queues as a reliable messaging service, and after that we will show File storage that allows you to migrate legacy applications data to the cloud to end with transient fault handling and service monitoring./ph2Style and approach/h2pThis book is a concise and fast-paced guide to learn about development for storage services. Each topic is elaborated sequentially, in order to create basic knowledge for using it in the right place and the correct way.

Programming WCF Services

Design and Build Maintainable Service-Oriented Systems

Author: Juval Lowy,Michael Montgomery

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491918993

Category: Computers

Page: 1018

View: 6368

Programming WCF Services is the authoritative, bestselling guide to Microsoft’s unified platform for developing modern, service-oriented applications on Windows. Hailed as the definitive treatment of WCF, this guide provides unique insight, rather than documentation, to help you learn the topics and skills you need for building maintainable, extensible, and reusable WCF-based applications. Authors Juval Löwy—one of the world’s top .NET experts—and Michael Montgomery have revised this edition to include the productivity-enhancing features of .NET Framework 4.6, along with the latest WCF ideas and techniques. By teaching you the why and the how of WCF programming, this book will help you master WCF and make you a better software engineer. Learn WCF’s architecture and essential building blocks, including key concepts such as reliability and transport sessions Use built-in features such as service contracts, instance and concurrency management, transactions, queued services, and security Increase the quality of your WCF services by using design options, tips, and best practices in Löwy’s ServiceModelEx framework Understand the rationale behind particular design decisions, and rarely understood aspects of WCF development Learn why Azure Service Fabric is the killer app for modern DevOps

Windows Azure SQL Database Step by Step

Author: Leonard G. Lobel,Eric D. Boyd

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0133989372

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 1713

Your hands-on guide to Azure SQL Database fundamentals Expand your expertise—and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Azure SQL Database. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Azure, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques. Discover how to: Perform Azure setup and configuration Explore design and security considerations Use programming and reporting services Migrate data Backup and sync data Work with scalability and high performance Understand the differences between SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database

Cloud Database Development and Management

Author: Lee Chao

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466565063

Category: Computers

Page: 487

View: 9427

Although today’s job market requires IT professionals to understand cloud computing theories and have hands-on skills for developing real-world database systems, there are few books available that integrate coverage of both. Filling this void, Cloud Database Development and Management explains how readers can take advantage of the cloud environment to develop their own fully functioning database systems without any additional investment in IT infrastructure. Filled with step-by-step instructions, examples, and hands-on projects, the book begins by providing readers with the required foundation in database systems and cloud-based database development tools. It supplies detailed instructions on setting up data storage on Windows Azure and also explains how readers can develop their own virtual machines with Windows Server 2012 as the guest operating system. The book’s wide-ranging coverage includes database design, database implementation, database deployment to the cloud environment, SQL Database, Table Storage service, Blob Storage service, Queue Storage service, and database application development. The text deals with all three aspects of database design: conceptual design, logical design, and physical design. It introduces the SQL language, explains how to use SQL to create database objects, and introduces the migration of the database between Windows Azure and the on-premises SQL Server. It also discusses the management tasks that keep both SQL Database and Windows Azure running smoothly. Detailing how to design, implement, and manage database systems in the cloud, the book provides you with tools that can make your cloud database development much more efficient and flexible. Its easy-to-follow instructions will help you develop the hands-on skills needed to store and manage critical business information and to make that data available anytime through the Internet.

Introducing Windows Azure

Author: Henry Li

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430224703

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 5574

Windows Azure is Microsoft's next-generation cloud-computing operating system and is designed to provide companies with new business opportunities as they migrate toward hosted services. Introducing Microsoft Azure provides all the information developers need to get started with this technology and apply it across a range of situations. Presented in a clear, concise manner, this book provides a carefully measured learning curve for surmounting the architectural and coding challenges that need to be faced when building a well-balanced Windows Azure service.

Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration

Author: David Burela

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849683131

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 3399

This book is a step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to obtain the necessary toolset to create and run Silverlight Enterprise Applications on Azure. The book also covers techniques, practical tips, hints, and tricks for Silverlight interactions with Azure. Each topic is written in an easy-to-read style, with a detailed explanation given and then practical step-by-step exercises with a strong emphasis on real-world relevance. If you are an application developer who wants to build and run Silverlight Enterprise applications using Azure storage, WCF Services, and ASP providers, then this book is for you. You should have a working knowledge of Silverlight and Expression Blend. However, knowledge of Azure is not required since the book covers how to integrate the two technologies in detail.

Windows Azure Platform

Author: Tejaswi Redkar,Tony Guidici

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430235640

Category: Computers

Page: 602

View: 3338

The Windows Azure Platform has rapidly established itself as one of the most sophisticated cloud computing platforms available. With Microsoft working to continually update their product and keep it at the cutting edge, the future looks bright—if you have the skills to harness it. In particular, new features such as remote desktop access, dynamic content caching and secure content delivery using SSL make the latest version of Azure a more powerful solution than ever before. It’s widely agreed that cloud computing has produced a paradigm shift in traditional architectural concepts by providing new ways to both store and process data. The basic concepts of the cloud are now well understood throughout the industry. What is much less well understood, and the primary focus of this book, is how the the Windows Azure technology can be applied in real-world scenarios and made to work for you. This book answers those questions, demonstrating how all the features of Windows Azure—both old and new—can be put to work. By the time you’re done reading, you will be comfortable building high-quality end-to-end Windows Azure services of your own. The book, like the Azure platform itself, is divided into three key parts—Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and Windows Azure AppFabric. Each of these plays a unique role in the functioning of your cloud service. It is the goal of this book to show you how to use these components, both separately and together, to build flawless cloud applications as well as hybrid architectures that fit in alongside your business' existing systems. Pro Windows Azure Platform, Second Edition is a down-to-earth, code-centric book that shows precisely how the all the components of Windows Azure are employed, and demonstrates the techniques and best practices you'll need to put them to work.

Windows Azure Data Storage

Author: Bruce Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118708814

Category: Computers

Page: 186

View: 5280

Make tools for storage accessible from Azure apps and any Internet connected app In Windows Azure Data Storage, author Bruce Johnson gives you all the tools you need to provide storage that is accessible both from Windows Azure applications and any application connected to the Internet. The book starts with an overview of the fundamental concepts, and then quickly dives in to configuring, scenario mapping, security, backup, recovery, and maintenance of the various data storage options. Contents include: Data Storage Options Local Storage Blob Storage Queue Storage Windows Azure Service Bus Table Storage Windows Azure SQL Database Migrating Data SQL Data Sync Windows Azure Data Storage is ideal for professionals looking to quickly utilize one of the data storage mechanisms in Azure.